Friday, February 6, 2004
Tweak: Change Your Phone's Name
Posted by David McNamee in "SITES & RESOURCES" @ 07:30 AM
Change the name used to identify your Smartphone.
Instructions provided by Jonny Midnight
The Smartphone's name is used by ActiveSync to establish and manage a partnership. Each device that establishes a partnership with a PC must have a unique name. If you synchronize multiple Smartphones with a single PC, it will be necessary to change the name of at least one of those devices. ActiveSync will prompt you to change a device name when attempting to connect to a Smartphone that has the same name as a device already partnered with that PC. If you do not change the device name in this manner, you will need to perform the following tweak.
- Open the registry and find: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Ident
- Select 'Values'
- Select 'Name'
- Change the value in the 'Name' key to the new name for your Smartphone
Re-published with permission from Jonny Midnight.
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